Woman Hit By Car While Escaping From Bear

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Police in Colorado say a pregnant
woman suffered minor injuries when she was struck by a slow-moving
car while fleeing from an adult black bear.

Police say they're looking for the driver of the car that hit
26-year-old Ashley Swendsen on Thursday in Colorado Springs.
Memorial Hospital spokeswoman Terri Reishus says Swendsen, who is
about five months pregnant, is in good condition.

Michael Seraphin of the state Division of Wildlife says the bear
was later euthanized after Swendsen identified it.

Police say the motorist who hit Swendsen stopped and spoke to
her but left before authorities arrived.

The wildlife agency says the incident occurred in an area where
bears are common.


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